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The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is recruiting a part-time (3 days/week) psychotherapist or counsellor. The deadline to apply is 4 January 2018, and you can click here for more information.

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Bernie Adufe D’Arcy

  “Me too” her little voice spoke as loud as she could.  “Me too” she chanted as if it was a prayer stumbling over the words as she got more and more excited. Getting caught up in the excitement of Friday treat time.  Excitedly eyeing the unseen shapes in the brown paper bag Daddy religiously brought home....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Ivana Bacik

I believe that the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s current 16 Days of Action campaign represents an excellent opportunity to re-emphasise the Ask Consent Campaign and to raise awareness about the issue of consent. I also believe that the recent revelations about sexual violence and harassment in the arts, media and other sectors, both internationally and....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Alan O’Neill

The Men’s Development Network supports the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s 16 Days of Activism The Men’s Development Network (MDN) works to raise awareness in men about how some of what we were told about being a man is not and has not been helpful to us men. MDN does this work by connecting men to....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Mia De Faoite

The ‘Act’ of Consent On the 27th March 2017, The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 was enacted. It contains many necessary changes and amendments including a legal definition of consent.  Right in the centre of the Act is Part 4, which criminalises the purchase of a human being for sex. Although the legislation itself....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Shobsy

  In my view, consent is a completely essential starting point for any intimate interaction.  Asking for consent is not only respectful and morally correct; it is also a loving thing to do. From personal experience, nothing makes one feel more insignificant then a non-consensual experience with another person. Asking for consent does not ‘ruin....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – R M Clarke

  I wanted to initiate The Broken Spiral anthology, or something like it, for a long time. I saw it as a way of raising the necessary funds that the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre are always in need of, but I also wanted to open a discussion about the work that the DRCC do, and....

#16DaysOfActivism – Guest Blog – Susannah Appleby

With everything that has been happening in the media lately around sexual harassment and rape, as horrendous as it is, I am glad that the veil has been lifted. These events have started conversations worldwide around the importance of consent. I was never taught about consent in school, but I know that it would have....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Ciaran Hughes

For me, consent is about personal safety and the understanding surrounding it. It’s also about choice. Consent only becomes an issue when a choice is taken away. The fundamentals of what is consensual and what isn’t never change. If someone says no, then that is what they mean. They don’t mean ‘a little bit’ and....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Faye O’Rourke

My teenage years were a series of awkward moments and misunderstandings. Some were a part of growing up and others weren’t, or at least shouldn’t be. Consent is of the utmost importance in relation to sexual contact. The pressure on young people to become sexually active can have damaging effects. Some can be pressured into....